Portrait and Figure

Representation of faces and figures of human beings in my artwork is usually motivated by the expressiveness of the emotion or beauty.

My fine art portraiture and figure drawings and paintings are primarily based on figurative drawings of nude and dressed life models and real people. I rarely use photographs. Sometimes, I analyze my own photographs taken from different angles and in different lighting for a while, to commit the general feel of the personality to my mind, and work from there. 

Photographic environmental portraits and videographic depiction of persons are more meaningful to me than most other real life depictions.

Portraits - artistically represented persons, depiction of persons or groups, figurative art (figures and silhouettes) - realistic or at higher levels of abstraction - that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject.

The focus is usually the face, but the entire body and the background or context may be included, especially in environmental portraits.

By one of the definitions, portrait painting is a figure painting that focuses on the creation of a likeness of a particular individual or group.

A figure painting is a work of fine art in any of the painting media with the primary subject being the human figure, whether clothed or nude.

In figure drawing only dry media is used, it may be a composed work of art or a figure study done in preparation for a more finished work such as a painting.

A life drawing or painting is a rendering artistic representation of the human figure from observation of a live model.

The degree of representation may range from highly detailed, anatomically correct renderings to loose and expressive sketches.


Title Created Date
In Enso February 2020
Virginia Triangle February 2020
Virginia Laughing February 2020
Competition Contemplated February 2020
Eternity in Flowers November 2019
Sleep and Dream October 2019
Top Liht on Female Figure October 2019
Life Figures and Dancer September 2019
Male Dancer September 2019
Three Ballet Dancers September 2019
Diminishing Masculinity April 2019
Arrival of the Fourth April 2019
Paradise Dilemma March 2019
Study of Own Face March 2019
Life Gesture in Pastel March 2019
Girl in Blue March 2019
Female Nude Abstraction February 2019
Justified Jealousy December 2018
Mitochondrial Eve December 2018
Major Tom September 2018
Never in Japan August 2018
Portraiture January 2018
Start Rising October 2017
Gender Trance June 2017
Testosterone February 2017
Tribal Fire December 2016
Night Comes October 2015
Ashley Models for a Film May 2015
Melissa Fixes Lights May 2015
Alex on Coronado May 2015